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- Aug 12, 2014
- Arrid Zone-A, USA
- Real Name
Well, rumors of a a6700 seem valid and I think for Sony to wow the APS-C market, it's going to pack in the desired features users and critics have ranted about the a6500.Competition is always good.
My issue though is that mirrorless systems tend to get pretty pricey. As a prospective new photographer, it would be pretty hard to convince me to buy into a $3000 system when I can get a competent DLSR for $800.
Even now as an ardent mirrorless fan and advocate, the prices on the E-Mounts can get daunting and hard to justify. I love my $600 A6000. I also love the new A6500, but doubling the price is just not worth it right now.
I think it will have the Z battery, thus a new body. The new body means the addition of a flip out full touch screen. We may see the intro of an all new touch interface operating system. Expecting it to be an APS-C version of the A9 stacked sensor design. With it comes silent shutter with no black out, 12-15 fps and no rolling shutter. Possibly pixel-shift.
Of course, 4K video options will be improved and possibly no 30-minute limit. And two card slots. Being the top model, expect it to be pricey, but justified.
With a new gen body, it would make logical sense to use it in polycarbonate form as a possible replacement for the long-in-the-tooth, a6000. An a6100 can replace both a6000 and a6300 from their line. Z battery, flip screen touch interface, 4K, a6300 sensor and EVF, 1 UHS-II card slot. USB-C, improved AF with latest Eye AF, improved buffer, mic/headphone jacks. A Canon M50 killer. And a sensible upgrade for a6000 users not interested in paying for an a6500 or new a6700.
Sony would control this segment of the APS-C market, as quezra points out.